How does dalteparin interact with other medications or food?

Like most other anticoagulants, an injection of dalteparin can interact with a variety of other medications. It is crucial to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before you begin dalteparin treatment: dipyridamole; direct factor Xa inhibitors; direct thrombin inhibitors; drugs that affect platelets, such as aspirin, clopidogrel or ticlopidine; NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen; nitrates, such as nitroglycerin; other anticoagulants, such as warfarin or activated protein C; salicylates, such as aspirin; sulfinpyrazone; or thrombolytics, such as streptokinase. Dalteparin may interact with medications not on this list.

Before you begin treatment, tell your doctor about any herbal or dietary supplements, vitamins or minerals you take. Also, tell your doctor if you smoke, drink alcohol or take illegal drugs, as they may also affect the safety and quality of your treatment. If you need to start taking another medication while you are being treated with dalteparin, consult with your doctor first. Dalteparin may cause adverse reactions in people who are allergic to pork products, heparin, benzyl alcohol or enoxaparin.

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